07 March 2012

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Thanks to the continued largesse of the lady who daily fills the FREE BOOKS - HELP YOURSELF carton on her front steps, I am discovering works by Nathaniel Hawthorne I never knew existed.  Like most, I've read House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlett Letter; but there are countless other books and short stories by Hawthorne that were unknown to me. (Clearly a reflection on me and not on Mr. Hawthorne.) 

For example....

The Blithedale Romance
The Marble Faun
The Celestial Railroad

Seeing these titles made me curious enough to seek out what other novels and short stories he may have penned. To my amazement—and delight—I found a site dedicated to his many titles, with texts for each.


Happy reading.


  1. Great information to know, thanks for sharing. By the way, thanks so much for taking the time to visit and comment on my blog, I truly appreciate it.



  2. You're welcome, Abby! It's always a pleasure to visit your blog. I hope you enjoy the Hawthorne site.

  3. The cover is so beautiful. I love what I call pretty books.

  4. I love "pretty" books, too! And books with onion skin pages.